Broncos Host Portland State Wednesday
Nov. 15, 2016

PORTLAND STATE AT BOISE STATE

Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 5:30 p.m. MT

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Boise State (1-0) will host the Big Sky Conference's Portland State (0-1) Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with volleyball who hosts Colorado State at 7:30 p.m. in Bronco Gym for a potential MW title. 
  • Promotion: Show your women's basketball ticket at the door and get into volleyball for free.
  • Next Up: The Broncos will be back in action at 2 p.m. this Sunday (Nov. 20) when they host the Seattle U Redhawks from the Western Athletic Conference. 
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women's games throughout the season. Chris Lewis is in his fourth season as the voice of the Broncos.
  • Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com. 


A QUICK LOOK AT THE GAME

  • Boise State enters the game coming off a 89-45 victory over Southern Oregon (Nov. 13) ... Portland State lost its season opener 99-72 at Cal State Northridge (Nov. 11).
  • Shalen Shaw leads Boise State after one game averaging 17 points and nine rebounds ... Riley Lupfer added 13 points and Joyce Harrell 11 ... Boise State shot 49.3 percent from the floor and held SOU to 25.4 percent.
  • Portland State is led by Sidney Rielly and Courtney West who both scored 12 points in the opener at CSUN ... the Vikings shot 33.3 percent from the floor, while CSUN hit 52.8 percent.
  • The Vikings return all five starters and seven letterwinners from last year when PSU went 4-26 overall all 2-16 in Big Sky play. 
  • Boise State leads the series 26-12 and won the last meeting 92-80 in Boise on Nov. 9, 2009.


BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES


BOISE STATE PICKED SECOND IN MW POLL
Boise State women's basketball has been picked to battle for the Mountain West title this winter having been projected to finish second behind three-time defending champion Colorado State in the preseason coaches/media poll.

Brooke Pahukoa PRESEASON ALL-MW
Senior Brooke Pahukoa was among the individuals selected for the 2016 Preseason All-MW Team. The native of Lake Stevens, Wash., was the only Bronco picked among the five member team and three major award winners. This is the second-consecutive year that Pahukoa has been honored as a member of the preseason team.

BRONCOS RECEIVED VOTES IN AP TOP-25
The Associated Press released its 2016 preseason top-25 poll and among those receiving votes were the Boise State Broncos getting two points, tied for 39th.

THREE STRAIGHT WINNING SEASONS
The Broncos have recorded three straight winning seasons and seven overall under head coach Gordy Presnell in 11 seasons. Last year they went 19-11 and 12-6 in Mountain West play to place third.

PRESNELL APPROACHES TWO MILESTONES
The person in charge of the Broncos is Gordy Presnell entering his 12th season at Boise State and his 30th overall as a collegiate head coach. He is already the winningest coach in program history and currently has a 196-149 record at Boise State, four short of the 200 mark. Presnell's career record overall is impressive and sits at 592-276, eight short of the 600 win milestone.

RODRIGUEZ SETS AIM ON ASSIST RECORD
Senior point guard Yaiza Rodriguez has her eyes set on Boise State's career record for assists currently held by Bronco great Tricia (Bader) Binford with 451. Rodriguez entered 2016-17 27 short of tying the record with 424. After the Southern Oregon (Nov. 13) game she is at 429, 22 short.

Brooke Pahukoa NEARS 1,000
Senior Brooke Pahukoa entered the 2016-17 campaign ranked 22nd in career points with 931, 69 points short of becoming the 18th member of the 1,000 career points club at Boise State. She enters this week with 938 making her 62 short.

Brooke Pahukoa FROM DOWNTOWN
Brooke Pahukoa is one of the top 3-point shooters in school history entering the season ranked sixth with 146 career makes. She now has 147, needs 22 to tie for second place at 169. The school record is 260 by Abby Vaughan (1999-03).

SHARP SHOOTER
Brooke Pahukoa is one of the most proficient shooters from behind the arc and charity stripe in program history. She enters the campaign ranked first in career free-throw percentage at .840 and third in 3-point percentage at .380.

SHAW, QUEEN OF THE DOUBLES
Junior Shalen Shaw is coming off and outstanding sophomore campaign where she recorded 11 double-doubles, including a MW-high 10 in conference play. She nearly notched her first of 2016-17 in the opener versus Southern Oregon (Nov. 13) with 17 points and nine rebounds.

SHAW WAS THE FIRST IN 36 YEARS
Shalen Shaw was the third Bronco in history to average a double-double during league play. She finished MW play in 2015-16 averaging 12.2 points and MW-high 10.1 rebounds per game. The last time a Bronco averaged a double-double was 36 years ago during 1979-80 season.

RETURNING STARTERS
Boise State returns four starters who combined for 118 starts last year and a combined 211 overall in their collective careers. Last year's starters include: Marta Hermida (30/30), Brooke Pahukoa (29/29), Yaiza Rodriguez (30/30) and Shalen Shaw (30/29).

RETURNING POSTSEASON HONOREES
The Broncos return three of their four 2016 postseason Mountain West honorees: Brooke Pahukoa and Shalen Shaw were all-conference, while Marta Hermida was the 2016 MW Freshman of the Year and a member of the all-freshman team.

VETERANS BACK IN 2016-17
Eight veterans return with seven having played in 28 or more games last season ... joining the four starters back are Brittney Pahukoa (28/1), Joyce Harrell (28/0), Marijke Vanderschaff (30/0) and Leonie Edringer (3/0).

STATISTICALLY WHAT'S BACK
Statistically, Boise State returns: 75.3 percent of its points, 79.5 percent of the rebounds, 91.8 percent of assists, 76.5 percent of blocked shots, 80.2 percent of steals and 95.5 percent of made 3-pointers.


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